San Jose Sharks: Ranking Top 5 Blue Lines in History

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San Jose Sharks: Ranking Top 5 Blue Lines in History
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Rob Blake was part of an elite San Jose Sharks blue line

Doug Wilson is general manager of the San Jose Sharks. He also patrolled their blue line in the last two seasons of his illustrious career.

Thus, it stands to reason that they would be a team built on its back end during his tenure. It also makes sense that a player that scored 12 goals and 36 assists on a bad team in the final 86 games of his career would put even more value on puck-moving defensemen.

The current Sharks have the blue-line strength to move the unit's second-highest paid player to forward in 2013. In an overview of the unit done for Examiner.com, Brent Burns was projected to play the eighth-most minutes at the position barring significant injuries (mostly as a fill-in and on the power play).

You do not make that move if you are thin on the back end. But do the Sharks have enough talent to be one of the best blue lines in their history? Here are their top five units all time by season...

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